Easy 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

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If you thought pancakes were just for weekends, think again. With just two ingredients, these Sweet Potato Pancakes are an easy way to enjoy a great breakfast any day of the week. And in addition to being a cinch to whip up, these pancakes are quite healthy! Unlike regular pancakes that weigh you down with butter and flour, this recipe swaps all those for one vegetable. Sweet potato provides both starch and sweetness in addition to a rich flavor. Meanwhile, this life-saving ingredient also packs tons of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids to give your eyesight and immunity a boost! These beyond easy Sweet Potato Pancakes are a sweet (and healthy!) start to your day.

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes


2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 79 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 65mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 4g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |


  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Combine the sweet potato and egg. Stir well. If desired, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  2. Lightly spray a skillet with non-stick spray and heat on medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes, or until pancakes begin to bubble in the center. Carefully flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Once cooked, remove pancake from the pan and repeat the process until all the batter has been used. Grease the skillet as needed with non-stick spray in-between cooking the pancakes.
  3. Serve hot, if desired top with maple syrup, honey, coconut butter, fresh fruit, or your favorite jam!

For another healthy twist on an indulgent sweet, check out our Sweet Potato Brownies!

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7 Comments on "Easy 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes"

  1. fluterific00  April 11, 2018

    I am on a strict food plan and I find these work great for sandwiches as well and really helps satisfy a bread craving. Just think of it as a different type of bread your using. Stays together pretty well. Also, add a dash of cinnamon to flavor things up to use them as pancakes. I go through a ton of sweet potatoes because of this.

  2. Jean Allen  July 23, 2018

    What adjustments, if any, would be needed in order to use canned sweet potatoes? I need to eat grain-free for medical reasons. Thanks in advance!

    • Nichole Furlong  July 25, 2018

      Jean, if using canned sweet potatoes, make sure to drain them really well. You might need to add another egg. I would even suggest changing the ingredients to 2 1/2 cups mashed canned sweet potatoes and 3 eggs.

      • TPenn  August 27, 2019

        Would you just be able to sub canned pumpkin?

        • Nichole Furlong  August 28, 2019

          Yes, however use a little less than the amount in the recipe. Canned pumpkin tends to have more water, as mentioned above you may need to add more egg.

  3. Bunches McGuinty  October 25, 2018

    Does this work in a waffle maker?

    • Nichole Furlong  October 27, 2018

      No, I would not recommend making this recipe in a waffle maker.


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